The NBA scoring title is still up for grabs between two superstar players, Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder and James Harden of the Houston Rockets, as the NBA regular season comes to a close. Russell Westbrook has had a tremendous season having a slight lead for the scoring title with 28 points per game, fourth in the league in assists, and second in steals. Westbrook has put up these type of numbers mostly without the team’s other superstar player, Kevin Durant. OKC ends its regular season on the road on Wednesday when they visit the Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Meanwhile, James Harden who was drafted by the Thunder as the third overall pick in 2009, spent his first three seasons as a teammate of Russell Westbrook. After being traded from the Thunder in 2012 to the Houston Rockets, Harden has become a superstar in his own right and is now considered that team’s most valuable player. During the 2014-25 regular season, Harden is averaging 27.5 points per game, which is second in the league, fifth in the league in steals, and he considered to be a very strong candidate for the NBA MVP trophy this season.
The Rockets will be at home at the Toyota Center when they host the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night to end their regular season. Tickets for the Rockets final regular season home game are going for an average price of $165.78 on the secondary market and a get in price of $26. Harden will have his work cut out for him to try to win his first scoring title. Even if Russell Westbrook goes scoreless against the Timberwolves on the road, Harden will still need to score 35 points, which he has done several times this season. Still, scoring 30 or more is no easy feat.
While Russell Westbrook had some bad games throughout his career and even this season, it’s hard to see Westbrook not come away with his first scoring title since he’s one of the most dangerous and explosive offensive players in the game. If Russell scores just 15 points against Minnesota, Harden will need a career game and score 53 to win the scoring title. If Westbrook scores 20 points tonight, it places Harden further out of reach, having to score 59.
The Timberwolves’ final regular season home game against the Thunder will have tickets at a very affordable average price of $38 and get in price of just $6. The Thunder have to win at Minnesota to even have a chance to get into the postseason and will need help from the San Antonio Spurs to beat the New Orleans Pelicans, who hold the tiebreaker over the Thunder for the eighth and final playoff seed in the Western Conference.